Posted by Mark Schmitz
“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” — Prov. 25:11
Facing our own dishonesty can be daunting, but maintaining absolute honesty is a basic premise of our recovery program. 12 Step programs of recovery describe it as “rigorous” honesty. Belief that we can be honest without a solid commitment simply won’t work.
The more we grow, the more we develop our ability to make one choice at a time, to experience one feeling at a time, to tell the truth one situation at a time. We admit to ourselves when we feel guilty, angry, fearful, and resentful – the negative feelings that are difficult to face. Being honest is how we finally come to know what used to baffle us about our addiction. When we create a unity between honest feeling, honest thinking, and honest action, we find that we have become honest people. Personal honesty is a gift for which I thank the Universe every day.
- Honesty, The Only Worthwhile Virtue (socyberty.com)
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